The DAX 40 index has been under pressure throughout March as investors remained focussed on the banking crisis. Deutsche Bank, which is the biggest bank in Germany lost almost 30% of their value in March as its credit defaults swaps soared to their highest level in years.
Deutsche Bank has been under severe selling pressure recently, as the cost of protecting against a default on its bonds soared on fears that the German banking giant will be caught up in the ongoing banking crisis.
After the forced takeover of Credit Suisse by rival UBS and the write-down of some of its contingent convertible bonds, concerns about Deutsche Bank mounted as the company is implementing a turnaround strategy, a few years after it was on the verge of a collapse.
Market sentiment improved this week following news on the weekend that First Citizens Bank has agreed to acquire Silicon Valley Bank’s deposits and loans. As banking jitters eased bank shares recovered some ground and the DAX 40 index staged a good rebound.
Meanwhile, last week the European Central Bank reassured that the euro area banking sector remains healthy and resilient because of the strong regulatory regime and tight supervision of the banks implemented after the severe banking crisis in 2008.
This week some sort of stability returned to markets roiled by bank failures and the forced UBS-Credit Suisse deal. However, investors remain weary of further surprises in the financial sector as the aggressive monetary tightening by central banks over the past year started to ripple through the global economy.
Confidence is building that the turmoil surrounding the global banking sector may be coming to an end, with officials on both sides of the Atlantic keen to reassure the markets of the underlying strength of the industry.
The DAX 40 index started 2023 on a strong foot as the threat of inflation looked less severe and the German economy appeared robust. Throughout March the banking turmoil brought the market rally to a halt and investors are trying to figure out what the second quarter might bring.
Inflation data for Germany is due on Thursday and the preliminary March reading for the euro zone is due on Friday. While euro zone headline inflation is expected to slow, core inflation, which strips out the volatile food and fuel prices, is expected to accelerate further to 5.7% from 5.6%.
The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 50-basis point in March to 3% with investors’ attention now turning to what the next move of the central bank might be. Some policymakers are calling for more cautious steps ahead as the past interest rate hikes are starting to take hold and the economy is starting to respond.
While the German index has bounced, the banking crisis has prompted fears that lending would slow and could act as a drag on the economy. The recent banking turmoil has increased the risk of a recession in the U.S., which could have global repercussions. Given the current fundamental backdrop the 15,700 level of resistance might be difficult to be cleared.
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Violeta è entrata a far parte di Leverage Shares nel settembre 2022. È responsabile dello svolgimento di analisi tecniche e ricerche macroeconomiche ed azionarie, fornendo pregiate informazioni per aiutare a definire le strategie di investimento per i clienti.
Prima di cominciare con LS, Violeta ha lavorato presso diverse società di investimento di alto profilo in Australia, come Tollhurst e Morgans Financial, dove ha trascorso gli ultimi 12 anni della sua carriera.
Violeta è un tecnico di mercato certificato dall’Australian Technical Analysts Association e ha conseguito un diploma post-laurea in finanza applicata e investimenti presso Kaplan Professional (FINSIA), Australia, dove è stata docente per diversi anni.
Julian è entrato a far parte di Leverage Shares nel 2018 come parte della prima espansione della società in Europa orientale. È responsabile della progettazione di strategie di marketing e della promozione della notorietà del marchio.
Oktay è entrato a far parte di Leverage Shares alla fine del 2019. È responsabile della crescita aziendale, mantenendo relazioni chiave e sviluppando attività di vendita nei mercati di lingua inglese.
È entrato in LS da UniCredit, dove è stato responsabile delle relazioni aziendali per le multinazionali. La sua precedente esperienza è in finanza aziendale e amministrazione di fondi in società come IBM Bulgaria e DeGiro / FundShare.
Oktay ha conseguito una laurea in Finanza e contabilità ed un certificato post-laurea in Imprenditoria presso il Babson College. Ha ottenuto anche la certificazione CFA.